Christmas in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Moravian Stars
The Moravian star constitutes another Moravian-style Christmas decoration that can now be found throughout the town. These three-dimensional stars, made of paper, leaded glass, or plastic, may be illu-minated from within by an electric bulb. Although Moravian star-makers shape these ornaments with varying numbers of points, the most common kind of Moravian star has 26 points. Moravian stars are displayed in Bethlehem’s homes, shops, and Moravian churches.